hying

[hahy-ing]

verb

past participle of hie.

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hie

[hahy]

verb (used without object), hied, hie·ing or hy·ing.

to hasten; speed; go in haste.

verb (used with object), hied, hie·ing or hy·ing.

to hasten (oneself): Hie yourself down to this once-in-a-lifetime sale!

Origin of hie

before 900; Middle English hien, hyen, Old English hīgian to strive; cognate with Dutch hijgen to pant, Greek kíein to go; Latin ciēre to cause to go

Can be confusedhi hie high

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British Dictionary definitions for hying

hying

verb

a present participle of hie

HIE

abbreviation for

(in Scotland) Highlands and Islands Enterprise

hie

verb hies, hieing, hying or hied

archaic, or poetic to hurry; hasten; speed

Word Origin for hie

Old English hīgian to strive

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Word Origin and History for hying

hie

v.

Old English higian "strive, hasten," originally "to be intent on," from Proto-Germanic *hig- (cf. Middle Dutch higen "to pant," Middle Low German hichen, German heichen). Related: Hied; hies; hieing.

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